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Via Corda – PD+

Route:

Via corda - Rochers des Mottets - Chamonix

Category:

Climbing

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Route description:

A long scramble and climb from the valley floor finishing at a small cafe (Buvette) with fantastic views of the Mer du Glace and the Dru.

A long climb of almost 600m, with sections of walking, scrambling and harder pitches of climbing.

The rock is very slabby in nature, so dry conditions are important. The bolts are also well spaced, so although the climbing is generally straightforward, a slip would potentially have big consequences for the leader.

A fifteen minute approach and around a 45 minute descent after the climb. If the Buvette is open – try the “Tarte Mertille”

Required experience/skill level:

Beginner – Intermediate. A head for heights and previous rock climbing experience desirable.

Length (in metres):

600m

Time/duration:

1 day

Starting point/base:

Chamonix – Les Praz

Maximum guide ratio:

1:2

Normal season:

May – November. Dry conditions needed. Lots of alternative venues nearby.

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Comments/notes:

For a first time multi-pitch experience the Via Corda is quite committing, so starting off at Les Gaillands is a good option.

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Fred striking the classic Entreves pose.

Alpine climbing before the rain arrives this afternoon.

📷: @skiascent

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2 days ago

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Summit of the #Eiger this morning with Sarah.

Good conditions on the south ridge from the Monchjoch Hut, and we had the top to ourselves. Being patient with the weather paid off in the end. ☀️

Lots of teams on the other nearby classics: Monch, Jungfrau, Fisherhorn etc

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3 days ago

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Eiger plans on hold for 24 hours. Waiting for the snow to burn off a bit. Instead we traversed the Monch, via a verglas encrusted SW ridge.

Now resting before tomorrow’s early start for the Eiger south ridge.

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Our #MontBlanc team were successful on the Grand Paradiso yesterday. Currently on route back to Chamonix.

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Climbing the Index with Sarah this morning. A nice mellow day after an especially long day on Monte Viso’s east ridge a couple of days ago.

Pretty busy on the route today, we did about a million short pitches for practice and to give the other teams some room.

A rest day tomorrow, and then the Eiger 👍🏔

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